Fairly new to the stock market. I started investing on my own right as the market was starting to crash spring of 2008. During the crash, I quickly learned about puts, calls, decimalization, the uptick rule, speculation, short interest, and naked shorts. I suppose there was enough going on that year that you had no choice but to learn the hard way. My interest in the stock market led me to major in Business Admin (major in finance) at the University of Cincinnati. The Investor I admire the most-Warren Buffet.